Equipment is available for check out at the Poly Connect service desk (Library, 1st floor.) All items are available first come, first served – sorry, no reservations. You can place a hold on 3-day iPads
There is no charge to check out equipment, all you need is your PolyCard! See what’s available at All Items Available below.
You may be charged a fee if items are not returned on time or returned damaged. Please see Serious Stuff below for details.
3-day iPads come pre-loaded with lots of apps – some for school and some for fun. You can place a hold on the next available 3-day iPad through PolyCat, just like a book. Search for “iPad 3 day” and click “Request.” You will receive an email when your 3-day iPad is ready to pick up.
3-hour iPads are perfect for checking email or web browsing between classes. In addition to the standard Apple apps the 3-hour iPads have Facebook, Dropbox, Netflix and the Cal Poly app. These iPads are available on a first come, first served basis.
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All kinds of iPad help can be found at the Center for Teaching, Leaning & Technology iPad Support page.
Get Connected to get started
Browsing the internet
Connect to your email
What’s in the bag
Accessing your iTunes account
Connect the iPad to your computer and access your iTunes account to download apps and access your music, photos, etc. Use File Sharing via iTunes to move content on and off the iPad.
» See more from Apple.
A couple o’ caveats
- Syncing the iPad to your personal iTunes account may disable Kennedy Library’s installed apps. Don’t worry — we’ll reinstall them when you return it.
- Before you return the iPad, make sure you log out of all websites and accounts.
- After the iPad has been returned, any account information, content or apps you leave on the iPad will be erased by Library staff.
For more help see the iPad Users Guide in the iBooks Library or visit Apple’s support pages.
Use of Library iPads is subject to:
- Kennedy Library’s borrowing policies
- CalPoly’s Responsible Use Policy
- CalPoly’s Information Security Standards
Late fees and replacement costs are listed on the laminated tag attached to the iPad cover.
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Dragon Dictation is a voice recognition app that turns your spoken words into text.
Dropbox is a free cloud service that lets you store and share your files.
Evernote helps you remember anything – notes, ideas, snapshots, recordings.
An app that needs no introduction.
With a tap, your iPad 2 calls someone else’s Apple Wi-Fi device.
23,469 classic books available for download.
GarageBand gives you all the tools you need to lay down fresh tracks and record music.
Hold the world in the palm of your hand and you can fly to far corners of the planet.
The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad giving users the ability to read Kindle books.
Netflix allows you to instantly watch TV shows & movies from your Netflix Instant Queue.
An app for handwritten notes, sketching, mind mapping, and more.
New York Times top stories from the top news source. Find it in Newsstand.
Experience NPR in magazine style with a focus on News, Arts & Life, and Music content.
Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams or notes and share them.
Start with a favorite artist or song and Pandora creates a “station” that plays more music like it.
PCalc Lite is a fully functional and free taste of the popular scientific calculator.
Turn the camera on yourself with Photo Booth. Make some faces, and start shooting.
Photoshop Express software uses simple gestures to quickly edit and share photos.
Shazam identifies what song is playing so you can sing along and share it.
Call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free.
Instant updates from your friends, industry experts, favorite celebrities and more.
Accessing Wikipedia is easier and faster with easy search, navigation and display.
The Library has 5 Amazon Kindle ebook readers available for checkout at the Poly Connect service desk.
Each Kindle is loaded with 366 book titles and you can place a hold on the “next available” Kindle. You will need your PolyCard number to reserve your Kindle on-line (just like a book.)
We’re excited to provide an opportunity for Cal Poly to experience reading on a Kindle. We are interested in learning how you like to interact with eBook readers, what kind of content will be useful to you in this format, and how the Kindle will perform in delivering content to you.
- Checkout for 7 days
- Two 7 day renewals
- Late fee $10/day
- $210 replacement cost (library will be responsible for normal wear and tear)
|Equipment type||Checkout time||Renewals||Late fee||Replacement cost|
|Assistive Headset||3 days||One 2-day renewal||$10 per day||$75|
|Assistive Keyboard||3 days||One 2-day renewal||$10 per day||$75|
|Assistive Mouse||3 days||One 2-day renewal||$10 per day||$75|
|Assistive PC Laptop||3 days||One 2-day renewal||$10 per day||$1,800|
|Audio Recorder||3 days||One 2-day renewal||$10 per day||$100|
|Calculator – Graphing||3 hours||None||$1 per hour||$120|
|Calculator – Scientific||3 hours||None||$1 per hour||$20|
|Computer Mouse||3 hours||None||$1 per hour||$20|
|Desk Lamp||3 hours||None||$1 per hour||$20|
|HDMI Adapter||3 hours||None||$1 per hour||$30|
|Headphones||3 hours||None||$1 per hour||$100|
|iPad - 3 day||3 days||None||$10 per day||$830|
|iPad - 3 hour||3 hours||None||$5 per hour||$700|
|Kindle||7 days||Two 7-day renewals||$10 per day||$210|
|Laptop||3 hours||None||$5 per hour||$1,800|
|Projector||3 days||One 2-day renewal||$10 per day||$1,500|
|Scanner (Flatbed)||3 days||One 2-day renewal||$10 per day||$90|
|Screen||3 days||One 2-day renewal||$10 per day||$300|
|Still Camera||3 days||One 2-day renewal||$10 per day||$340|
|Tripod||3 days||One 2-day renewal||$10 per day||$100|
|Video Camera||3 days||One 2-day renewal||$10 per day||$340|
- You are financially responsible for damaged or lost items and parts. Normal wear and tear is okay.
- A hold can be placed on your academic record and registration if replacement fees are not paid.
- Don’t be late! There is a late fee of $10 per day for AV items, and $5 per hour for laptops ($10 in fines will suspend your library privileges until paid.) All cables and accessories must be returned to avoid late charges.
- You must have a PolyCard to check out equipment.
- Please check the laptop software page to see a list of all the software installed on each laptop.
- Checkout for 3-hour items ends approximately 3 ½ hours prior to the closing of the Poly Connect desk. Because closing times vary during the quarter, please call 805-756-6546 to verify today’s hours.
Enjoy and please treat our equipment with the respect it deserves so that it continues to function well for the next student to use it. Also, please give us your feedback — we like that!
As with anything you check out from Kennedy Library, you can manage your account online from PolyCAT. You’ll need your PolyCard number to log in.